By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, August 11, 2018: After emerging as the steel hub of the country, Odisha soon will emerge as the Aluminium Capital of the country.

In a bid to promote Bhubaneswar as the Aluminium capital of India, Aluminium Association of India (AAI) is holding an International Conference on Aluminium (INCAL-2019), here from 31st January to 3rd February 2019.

“This event will provide a mega platform to exchange ideas on latest technological advances, Aluminium Roadmap 2030, upstream & downstream integration, discover new opportunities, extensive networking, B2B meetings and many more pertaining to Aluminium industry vis-à-vis the challenges and opportunities,” AAI chairman Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand on Friday said.

The conference is also being planned to focus on ‘Think Aluminium: Think Odisha’, to promote Odisha as a destination for aluminium industries and aluminium capital of the Country.

Union mines secretary, Anil Mukim, also launched the official website of INCAL-2019, in the presence of Dr. Chand, and senior officials of AAI. The website was launched during the All India Partners Summit, held at Bhubaneswar on Friday.

Alongside the conference, there will be a world class exhibition on the theme ‘Aluminium India’, being organized by Reed Exhibitions, Germany, in association with AAI. The aluminium giants of the country – NALCO, Vedanta and Hindalco have come together to make the global event a grand success, a release by AAI said.

The Conference besides having a world class program with the theme “MAKING ALUMINIUM – DRIVING GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT” will deliberate on several key topics and issues of Aluminium industry with a special session on Downstream Prospects and Emerging Applications of Aluminium.

Top executives of global aluminium industries like ALCAN of Canada, ALCOA of USA, CHALIECO & CHINALCO of China, EMAL of Emirates, DUBAL of Dubai, Rio Tinto, London, RUSAL of Russia, Norsk Hydro of Norway etc and equipment suppliers like FL Smidth of Denmark, SMS of Germany, Danielle, ALMEX & Properzi of Italy, Carbone Savoie of France etc are expected to attend the conference.

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